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Could moving affect your child support payments?

43696673_S.jpgMissouri parents know that, when it comes to taking care of a child, finances can become a concern. Especially in the summer months, when most children are not in school, the cost of raising a child can be a major stress that falls upon a parent. Many parents may have a child support order, which helps ensure that both parents contribute to a child's financial needs. 

Child support cases may see shakeup in legal process

46651305_S.jpgWith the end of the school year fast approaching, Missouri parents are making plans to keep their little ones entertained during the summer months. For those who are divorced, paying for activities such as summer camps and vacation can be a challenge for the custodial parent. One way to help meet this need is for the non-custodial parent to make timely and accurate child support payments

Child support payments can provide much-needed help for kids

64575667_S.jpgMissouri parents are working hard. Recent statistics illustrate that the rate of child poverty across the state is on the decline. Still, many families struggle to make ends meet, and a parent may have resources, like filing for child support, that he or she has not explored. 

Child support needs may change

53957480_S.jpgMany Missouri parents know what it's like to work around a child custody schedule. When two parents share time with a child, having the appropriate court order in place can decrease stress on both parents and children. Often, when the time comes to calculate child support, the amount of time each parent has a child under his or her roof is an important factor to consider. 

Shocking report reveals national child support issues

83442712_S.jpgMissouri residents need only tune in to the daily news to see a recent rash of tabloid-esque stories surrounding celebrity parents. Most recently, R&B singer R. Kelly was reported to be in arrears on his child support in an amount of $161,000. Further, a reputable news outlet aired a shocking report showing that the entire nation seems to be a bit behind on child support

Do you know the facts about child support?

13252713_S.jpgMany Missouri parents may still be confused about some aspects of raising children between two separate households. Especially in cases where parents have recently separated, finding the "new normal" may be tricky. In addition to working on custody agreements and co-parenting, many families must begin the process of filing for child support

Missouri child support case exposes flaws in procedure

42892638_S (2).jpgFor many Missouri parents, raising children can often come with confusion and stress. Matters that may appear simple on paper, such as making or receiving child support payments, may actually be unclear and complicated. Recently, one father felt he had been wronged by the system and decided to fight back. 

Minimum wage is increasing, but child support remains imperative

41915759_S.jpgMissouri parents who work hard to support their children may have celebrated the recent news that the state voted to increase minimum wage for workers. Many households, especially single-parent homes, are struggling financially. A parent may find it difficult to cover all the expenses necessary to provide a stable home for his or her children. In many situations, it is imperative to make sure child support payments are collected in a timely fashion. 

Child support enforcement penalties may soon change

51562060_S.jpgMissouri parents may be looking forward to the holiday season, which is quickly approaching once again. Though there is much to look forward to, the holiday season can also become costly. Many families pay for special meals, travel expenses and gifts for loved ones. Though certainly enjoyable, parents need to be sure they set aside enough money to cover their regular financial obligations like child support

Nonpayment of child support may face new penalties

32720597_S.jpgMissouri parents may already be aware that failing to make timely payments for a court ordered obligation can result in the imposition of legal penalties. Child support orders are enforceable by law, and falling behind on payments can result in myriad of troubles. One common repercussion in the state is that a parent who has failed to comply with a child support order for a period of three months may have his or her driver's license suspended. Recently, an unrelated situation has some hoping to change this sentence. 

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